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I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee, by Charles J. Shields

I Am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee

 Most likely you will not leave high school without reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This biography presents Harper Lee as a living,breathing human being as well as offering insights into her best-selling book. Her full name is Nelle Harper Lee as she was named after her grandmother Ellen (Nelle is Ellen spelled backward.). Even as a young child, she was known for her strong-willed, outspoken personality. She preferred wearing a scruffy pair of overalls to wearing a dress.

Not only will reading this book lead to a greater understanding of the author’s writing but also will give the reader other sources of information which are included in the numerous footnotes, the extensive bibliography, and the thorough index.

Trivia note: Which best-selling author was her childhood companion and life-long friend? Read I Am Scout to find the answer.